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The ABCs of Child Safety Seats

Authors: Poj Lysouvakon, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, General Care Nursery

Matthew Louzon, CPST
Child Passenger Safety Technician
Course Title: The ABCs of Child Safety Seats
Activity Type: Enduring Material, video with PPT, eLearning
Activity Length: 23 min
Test Time: 10 min

Short Description: Properly securing children in the vehicle is a key step in preventing injuries during motor vehicle crashes. Understanding how car safety seats prevent injury and by looking at common mistakes during travel will lead to safer children. 

Disclosure: As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Poj Lsyouvakon, MD has served as a consultant for Sanofi Pasteur.

Matthew Louzon, CPST has no financial relationships to disclose.

The staff of the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education have no financial relationships to disclose. 

CME Information:

Learning Objectives: After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

 

  1. Summarize how each type of car seat protects children differently;
  2. Recall answers to common parental questions regarding car seats;
  3. Cite resources for car safety seat information and how to obtain car safety seats in special situations.

 

Primary Audience: Primary care providers and specialists interested in injury prevention, treatment of acute injury, and recovery from injury for pediatric patients.

Accreditation and Credit Designation: The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation.  For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Disclaimer: The information presented in this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, the University of Chicago Medicine, or the Department/Section.

Instructions for Participation and Credit: This online educational activity (enduring material) is designed to be completed within the time designated. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , the participant must complete the activity evaluation and correctly answer 6 out of 8 questions (75% pass rate) on the post-test. The test can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate certificate link at the top of this page. Upon successful completion, the participant may save or print their certificate (pdf).

Certificate of Credit     

Physicians: Only physician participants(MD, DO, or equivalent international medical degree) are eligible to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Certificate of Participation 

Non-Physicians: will receive a certificate indicating participation in this AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ approved activity. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

For questions about CME credit, please contact the Center for CME at The University of Chicago at cme@bsd.uchicago.edu 

Commercial Support: This CME certified activity has not received any support or funding from commercial interests.  This includes, but is not limited to, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.

Additional References: 

1. Safe Kids Worldwide. Buckle Up: Every Ride, Every Time. Available at: http://www.safekids.org/sites/default/files/documents/ResearchReports/cps_study_2013_0.pdf. Accessed May 12, 2015.

2.National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Lives Saved in 2013 by Restraint Use and Minimum Drinking Age Laws. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812137.pdf

3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Child Passenger Safety. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/features/passengersafety/index.html

4. Governors Highway Safety Association. “Child Passenger Safety Laws.” http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/childsafety_laws.html

5. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Traffic Safety Performance (Core Outcome) Measures for Illinois. Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) 2009-2012 Final and Fars 2013 ARF. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/STSI/17_IL/2013/17_IL_2013.htm

6. Doyle JJ, Levitt SD. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Child Safety Seats and Seat Belts in Protecting Children from Injury. http://pricetheory.uchicago.edu/levitt/Papers/doyle-levitt%20car%20seat%20injuries.pdf

Release Date: 07/30/2015     Expiration Date: 07/30/2016

Presenter

Poj Lysouvakon, MD

Poj Lysouvakon, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, General Care Nursery
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